Sunday, 18 August 2019

Tag Archives: Iran

Trump warns any conflict with Iran ‘wouldn’t last long’

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said Wednesday he does not want a war with Iran but warned that if fighting does break out, it “wouldn t last very long,” even as Iran s president tried to tamp down soaring tensions. Trump also hinted that any conflict would be waged with air strikes, saying ...

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Iran will not renegotiate nuclear deal on any conditions: Rouhani

TEHRAN: Iran will not renegotiate the nuclear deal on any conditions, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a phone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron. “There is no chance of re-negotiating an agreement that was made after two years of negotiation,” Rouhani said as quoted in a press release published ...

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Iran dismisses British call for release of aid worker Zaghari-Ratcliffe

TEHRAN: Jailed British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe will serve out her five-year prison sentence, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said, dismissing a call for her release by a British minister visiting Tehran. “Mrs. Zaghari is an Iranian. She has been convicted on security charges and is spending her sentence in prison,” ...

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Hunt admits Britain could follow US into war with Iran

LONDON:Although the UK officials, including Conservative party leadership contender Jeremy Hunt have proclaimed de-escalation in the region, he admitted that London would consider Washington’s request for military support amid the growing tension between Iran and the US. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who is running against Boris Johnson for the Conservatives’ ...

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Iran diplomat calls talks with UK minister ‘repetitive’

TEHRAN: A top Iranian diplomat expressed disappointment after meeting a minister from Britain’s Foreign Office amid escalating regional tensions, saying the talks were “repetitive”, state news agency IRNA reported. Minister of State for the Middle East Andrew Murrison had the “usual talking points”, said Kamal Kharazi, the head of the ...

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US approves, then cancels, Iran strikes after drone shot down

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump approved but then scrapped strikes against Iranian targets on Thursday, The New York Times reported, after Iran shot down a US drone in what the president termed a “big mistake.” The US was planning to hit “a handful of Iranian targets, like radar and missile batteries” Thursday ...

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Iran says has shot down US drone over its territory

TEHRAN: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said it had shot down a US “spy drone” over its territory after it violated Iranian airspace, according to Iranian state television. “The US-made Global Hawk surveillance drone was brought down by its Air Force” in the country’s southern coastal province of Hormozgan, the Revolutionary Guard ...

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US envoy to Iran refuses to rule out military action

WASHINGTON: The Trump envoy to Iran dodged questions as to whether the White House would use Washington’s 2001 Authorization of Use of Military Force (AUMF) to go to war with Iran without Congressional approval, but assured lawmakers that the president’s administration does not seek a full-fledged military confrontation with Tehran. ...

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UK warns of ‘great risk’ of escalation in Gulf

LONDON: British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warned Sunday there was a “great risk” of escalation in the Gulf, adding that Washington wanted the situation to end in negotiations. A Japanese-owned tanker, the Kokuka Courageous, and a Norwegian-operated one, the Front Altair, were attacked on Thursday and left ablaze as they ...

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Abe flexes diplomatic muscle as he seeks to mend Iran-US standoff

TEHRAN: The purpose of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Iran is twofold: to deliver a message aimed at easing US-Iran tensions, and also to ensure stability in Japan’s crude oil imports. Abe hopes his close relationship with US President Donald Trump and Japan’s diplomatic ties crafted with nations in ...

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